Further new developments.
Recently, an animator I admire shared this on her facebook page:
"'Nice people make the best Nazis. My mom grew up next to them. They got along, refused to make waves, looked the other way when things got ugly and focused on happier things than "politics." They were lovely people who turned their heads as their neighbors were dragged away. You know who weren't nice people? Resisters.' - Naomi Shulman"
The person she re-posted this from (who is not Naomi Shulman) added the comment, "I'm not okay with you being 'over politics.'" ("I didn't mean to share the stupid tagline," said my animator friend when I mentioned this.)
Now, maybe I'm reading too much into this, but to me this seems to say, "Anyone who isn't into politics is a Nazi." The previous poster also seems to be equating herself with the "resisters" - i.e., people who actually
resisted the actual
Nazis. Either this person was just sharing something on facebook, which hardly makes her a Nazi resister, or she's advocating for resistance against a democratically elected government. You know who else did that? The Nazis. Years before they were elected into power, they attempted to stage a coup. You see how easy it is to link everything with the Nazis when you use broad terms?
One of commenters said, "If you don't do something to stop it then you become part of the problem..." Again, I could be reading to much into it, but when I see this, all I can picture is Gaston yelling "IF YOU'RE NOT WITH US, YOU'RE AGAINST US!"
My animator friend previously posted that she feels we're living in a dystopian novel. When I questioned that, because I don't think free discussion of such a question would be allowed in a dystopian setting, she told me I had the wrong definition of "dystopian", though she never said what hers was.
Then today, my former newspaper editor posted a list of bad things happening in the world, starting off with:
"Groups are quoting Hitler and openly giving Nazi salutes near the White House..."
This is INCREDIBLY vague. I'm sure I could do some research and find out more detail, but it seems like I'm just supposed to assume Trump advocates what these "groups" are doing and that this is a sign he'll become the next Hitler.
But recently, right here on Furtopia, someone posted this, claiming the Democrats
are the proto-Nazis:
The fire bombing of Trump's campaign center is reminiscent of Hitler's rise to power (complete with socialist ideals)...
Again, taking a vague reading of news events - "Trump's campaign center" was in fact an empty Republican office in North Carolina, and as far as I know, the Democratic Party was never linked to the bombing - and making it fit a Nazi-related narrative. Also, "socialist ideals?" It's entirely possible to be in favor of social programs and not be a Nazi.